Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Spotlight on Dual Degree in Nursing
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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing
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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews
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The Ultimate Guide to Finals
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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions
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Top 3 Things I’m Thankful For
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus
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The International Theatre Program
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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means
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Exploring Rochester through Coffee Shops

Spotlight on Dual Degree in Nursing

The number-one reason I chose the University of Rochester was the Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) program. In this article, I’ll review the details of the program and explain the aspects of it that I appreciate the most.   I applied for DDN as a high school senior. DDN is virtually early acceptance into the School of[…]

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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow  Communication. It’s how we solve problems, work together, express our ideas, and explain ourselves and our discoveries. Communication is how we speak and how we listen—on and off the page. WRT 105, the only mandatory course at Rochester, is brought to you by the Writing, Speaking, and[…]

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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews

When I interviewed for the University of Rochester, it was around this time of year, except I was in New York City. Because neither of my parents owns a car, I decided to schedule an off-campus interview with the University. Here are some tips and things you should expect when doing an off-campus interview. 1. Make sure[…]

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The Ultimate Guide to Finals

It’s December! And as a Yellowjacket, two things pop up in your mind when you hear it’s December: winter and finals. For winter, it’s just awesome, but for now we’ll only worry about finals. Finals don’t only test your knowledge; finals evaluate your whole semester of work, absorbing information, trying different study techniques, and utilizing[…]

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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions

(First of all, make sure you know what Quidditch is and how to play it.) On November 18 and 19, the University of Rochester’s Quidditch team, the Thestrals, participated in the United States Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship. We entered in the third seed due to our poor tournament record, but didn’t lose a single game[…]

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Top 3 Things I’m Thankful For

Over Thanksgiving break, I got to thinking about how grateful I am to be at such an amazing school. Here are three things that make me feel lucky to be a University of Rochester student. 1. Beautiful campus The tower of Rush Rhees Library is open to tours twice a year on Halloween and then[…]

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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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The International Theatre Program

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Interested in theater? Students seeking a major or minor in theater from the Department of English do so in conjunction with Rochester’s very own International Theatre Program, which is a great opportunity for emerging thespians! That being said, students can get involved with Rochester’s theater program and its[…]

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What a Flexible Curriculum Really Means

Have you ever walked into a classroom and wondered, “When will I ever need to know this?” The notion in high school is that this will make you a more rounded student with critical thinking skills, community awareness, problem-solving, etc. But let’s be honest—do I really need to know that yellow symbolizes greed and luxury in The[…]

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Exploring Rochester through Coffee Shops

One of the activities I enjoyed most during my semester abroad in London was exploring the city by experiencing its different coffee shops. My friends and I used this as a strategy for getting a closer look at London while still studying (coffee shops are great places to study). One of my best friends at the[…]

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